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    • Thu, November 01, 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • Thu, December 13, 2018
    • 9:00 PM
    • 40Plus K Street Office
    Registration is closed


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    Training Class 2018.04

    New Class Starts November 1, 2018

    NOTE: The registration period for the November 1 Class has been extended to Monday, October 29, due to the 40Plus 65th anniversary event.

    The core of the 40Plus commitment to improve your job search is an intensive, four-week training course. Learn how to manage your search and maximize the results.

    Our course leverages the most effective tools and tips from commercial executive search and placement services with the unique power of peer group dynamics to help you develop a solid foundation and an effective plan for your job search.

    Meeting in small groups with facilitators, learn every task of job and career change hands-on:

    • Learn the secret of building resumes from power-packed “Success Bites”
    • Write and critique cover letters tailored to real jobs
    • Discover your interviewing style through taped mock interviews, and refine your technique in a supportive atmosphere
    • Develop a brief self-profile that will make others want to help you
    • Increase your networking skills and confidence
    • Learn how to plan, organize and succeed in your job search
    • Learn how to use social media like LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook for your job search and to build your brand.

     

    The course schedule is as follows:

    • A required Pre-Class Assessment consisting of mock interview sessions will be held on November 1, 2018, at 6:00 pm at the 40Plus office.  This helps the participants and facilitators understand areas to focus on throughout the course.
    • The classes meet over four weeks on:
      • Monday and Wednesday evenings (6:30-9:30 pm) and
      • Saturday mornings (9:00 am - 1:00 pm).
      • A special social media session will be held one evening (6:30 - 9:30 pm) on a date to be determined with the class.
    • A required Post-Class Assessment consisting of mock interview sessions will be held on Thursday, December 13th at 6:00 pm at the 40Plus office.  This provides practice opportunities for newly acquired skills, and measures overall improvement in career transition skills.

      Please note: The Pre- and Post- Class Assessments not only provide valuable practice with mock interview and networking sessions, but they as well help participants and facilitators understand which areas they should focus on to improve.  Attendance to these is a requirement.

    Class ends: December 13 , 2018

     

    Each participant must successfully complete the membership application process.

    The Classes are held at:   

    40Plus of Greater Washington

    1627 K Street, NW, Suite 300

    Washington, DC 20006

    near the Farragut North Metro

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    • Mon, November 19, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EST)
    • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl. Washington, DC
    Register
    Monday Morning Speaker: Heather Sheridan  
     
     

    Developing a Professional Self-Marketing Plan, Grounded in Your Personal Passions  


       Conversation with HEATHER SHERIDAN  

    Has your career experience been filled with what you think you should be doing versus what you want to be doing?

    Do you feel that you are constantly drawn to the same kind of job descriptions, applying for the same opportunities over and over, none of which connect with that fire in your belly?

    Well now is the time to make a choice to move forward in your search in a different manner!

     

    A very wise mentor once shared “find something you are passionate about and if you can turn that into work, it will never feel like work.” This advice has lead me to so many valuable work experiences that have kept me engaged and striving to effect change in the world. Making a choice to direct your job search towards things that you are naturally passionate about may feel like a luxury reserved for others, but it is not. This is something we all must take the time to consider, so we can build careers grounded in things we are personally driven by and naturally gifted to do. Additionally, being personally mission-driven allows you to present more confidently in interviews.  

     

    Come to this workshop to figure out how to identify what personal and professional passions drive you and how to create a personally mission-driven self-marketing plan. We will also discuss ways to avoid burn out if you are in a position that allows you to work towards those professional passions and how to stay connected to why you entered the field.        

     

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

    Heather has extensive experience managing individuals and teams in a variety of environments including non-profit, direct service provision as well as city and state government. Currently she oversees policy and program aimed at serving and housing those experiencing homelessness. The foundation of her career is in public policy and community organizing, and she holds a Masters Degree in Urban Policy Analysis and Management with a focus in Community Development and Homelessness from The New School for Public Engagement (https://www.newschool.edu/public-engagement/)

     

    She has worked in New Orleans as a consultant to the Initiative for Regional and Community Transformation at Rutgers University in New Orleans, focusing on workforce development and affordable housing options following Hurricane Katrina.  She has significant experience with group facilitation, executive coaching, conflict mediation and public speaking and teaches graduate level job search and résumé workshops at the New School University in NYC.  She is dedicated to assisting those she mentors professionally and personally to find their passion for various topics and methods.  She has successfully coached clients to identify and target professional development and career opportunities that have allow them to turn work into something personally fulfilling.

     

     

    CONTACT THE SPEAKER:

     

    Heather Sheridan 

    Career Coach and Facilitator (website: https://www.coach4confidence.net)


     

    Register online:

    http://40plusdc.org/event-3063903 
     

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    Plan to join us after the meeting for networking. Admission is free.  Many of us carry our conversations to lunch at the nearby eatery.

    Attire is business casual, recruiters are often present, so we ask all Monday Speaker attendees to contribute to the professional standards and objectives of this important networking meeting.

    Doors open at 9:45 for networking and the program starts promptly at 10:00. at our new location:


    1627 K St NW, 3rd fl.

    Washington, DC

     

    • Mon, November 26, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl. Washington, DC
    Register

    Monday Morning Speaker:  Veronica Matthews
         
    Tools for the Emotional Ups & Downs

    of the Job Search

    Conversation with
       VERONICA MATTHEWS

      

    We all know how important the mechanics of the resume; job applications and interviewing are for the career search.  But how do we navigate the emotions we encounter as we progress through the process -- the anxiety of networking as an introvert; the disappointment of not hearing anything in response to your application; and the fear from how long it is taking to find another position, etc.?

    Those that attend this presentation will:

    •  Create a Well-Being  Plan so your well doesn’t run dry as you are career searching.
    • ·Learn tools to counteract or manage the negative thoughts and emotions that come up in the job search process.
    • ·Understand how to use your thoughts, vision, intentions and actions to maintain a Positive Mindset.
    • · Create a Daily Action Plan that includes your well-being and job search activities.

     

          
    ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

     

    Veronica Matthews is an accomplished Coach, HR Consultant, Public Speaker and Workshop Leader.  She is a native of District Heights in Prince George’s County, Maryland and a cum laude graduate of Howard University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management concentrated in Human Resources.  Since graduation, she has amassed a 24-year career in Human Resources thriving as a skilled leader capable of building successful HR departments in and out of the government contracting space. 

    Through HR she learned that coaching was not only something she enjoyed, but she was good at it, too.  In 2015, she began fulfilling her purpose and ventured outside of the workplace to successfully coach individuals to create a life they love enabling them to live a life of fulfillment to their greatest potential.  In 2016, Veronica created VLM Coaching & Consulting Services, LLC so that she can live out both her passion and purpose.  As the owner of VLM Coaching & Consulting she supports individuals, groups and organizations with defining and living life to their fullest potential and also serves small businesses that need quality, full-scale HR support to build and grow their companies as an HR Consultant.  Veronica is a Coach certified by Accomplishment Coaching and a Senior Certified Human Resources Professional.  When not coaching, consulting or speaking, she enjoys spending time with family, traveling and teaching bible study classes at her church. 

     

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    Plan to join us after the meeting for networking. Admission is free.  Many of us carry our conversations to lunch at the nearby eatery.

    Attire is business casual, recruiters are often present, so we ask all Monday Speaker attendees to contribute to the professional standards and objectives of this important networking meeting.

    Doors open at 9:45 for networking and the program starts promptly at 10:00. at our new location:


     

    1627 K St NW, 3rd fl.

    Washington, DC


Empowering Experienced Professionals for Successful Career Transitions

1627 K Street, NW, Suite 300
 Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-387-1582

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